spreading the love
From the mail:
I just wanted to tell you how much I have gotten from reading this blog in the past year! So much wisdom, insight and some damn fine poetic posts! You’ve inspired me to get [my child] and myself into martial arts! I’ve always been a great admirer of Martial Arts. I saw the Shaolin Monks perform in Vegas! I took a Capoeira workshop over 10 years ago, and then, before I became pregnant, I took Aikido for about a month only.
Anyway, it was always in the back of my head to find the martial art for me, and dive in, but it just never happened. When my son became the age to start classes, I was tearing my hair out because I couldn’t find anything close by, and I wanted him so badly to benefit from MA! Then, serendipitously, I discovered a dojang had opened [nearby]…and through one of those flash deal sites, I was able to get unlimited classes for a month for [a low price]! [My son] and I did this for the month of August and we are totally hooked! The teachers are amazing, and the dojang has such a friendly, helpful, positive energy.
I just wanted to thank you for the inspiration with all your stories of the struggles and rewards of MA! I love your writing! A
A: Thanks so much for writing in and telling me about your experience. This makes me feel great for you and your family. I know what you mean about energy and positivity. This kind of atmosphere is so good for our progress as humans, as well as fighters.
I’ve written a lot less lately on my training and experience, but between your mail and a couple other comments and emails I’ve received, I may pick it up a little bit. It’s great to know that what I do here goes beyond my own self gratification and note-taking.
Keep on, and I hope you let me know how things are going from time to time.